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Why the government’s £50m cash injection doesn’t go far enough

"By failing students, the wider economy suffers", says Lydia Jones, CEO and Founder of Housemates. Here she provides insight into how badly students have been affected by the pandemic and how the lack of government funding has negatively impacted student accommodation operators.
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What are the priority groups for phase two of UK vaccinations?

The Government unveiled the confirmed priority groups for phase two of UK vaccinations - the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is choosing age as the deciding factor.
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UK Government report finds “alarming” COVID impact in South Asians

The first wave saw minority ethnicities hit harder than white people, but in the second wave things are improving - with the exception of an "alarming" COVID impact in South Asians, specifically Bangladeshis and Pakistanis.
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What does the Budget have in store for the pension industry?

Andrew Megson, Executive Chairman, My Pension Expert, discusses what the pension industry hopes to see from the Budget 2021 and explains what the touted changes could mean for UK savers.
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Only 1% of people flying to the UK are going to a quarantine hotel

The Home Affairs Committee Chair Yvette Cooper found that 1% of the 15,000 people flying to the UK daily are being processed through the quarantine hotel system.
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REACT study: UK vaccine hesitancy is the highest in London

New data from the REACT study finds that 14% of the UK population have antibodies against COVID-19 now, but that vaccine hesitancy is currently highest in London.
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What support is available to businesses not eligible for new lockdown grants?

Michael Foote, Director of Quote Goat, discusses what financial support is available for businesses that aren't eligible for the government's new lockdown grants, including the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.
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42% of people on disability allowance live in poverty

The Social Market Foundation report found that 42% of families who rely on disability allowance are simultaneously living in poverty.
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People with asthma are not a priority group for COVID vaccination

The UK removed people with moderate forms of asthma from the high-priority group for vaccination, which pushes their vaccination date past April.
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The promises and challenges of biomodifying technologies for the UK

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford, sheds light on the promises as well as biomodifying technologies for the UK.
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Why is the UK’s Green Homes Grant Scheme failing to deliver?

Homes account for just under 30% of energy use and around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK - what does this mean for the UK's Green Homes Grant Scheme?
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Pfizer vaccine can reduce COVID hospitalisation and death by 75%

Early stage data from the vaccine rollout in the UK appears to show that COVID hospitalisation and death are reduced by over 75% in people with the Pfizer vaccine.
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People with HIV can now get COVID-19 vaccine without disclosing status

People living with HIV can now get a COVID vaccine without having to tell the doctor their status - right now, the stigma is holding some back from coming forward to get their vaccination.
Care home residents

Care home residents will be allowed one visitor from the 8th of March

As part of the government's roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, care home residents will be allowed one indoor visitor from the 8th of March.
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Advice for first time buyers ahead of the new financial year

Kier Living break down some of the crucial details that first time buyers need to consider before buying a home ahead of the new financial year.
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UK government to launch new high risk research agency

The UK government will launch a new independent research body to fund high-risk, high-reward scientific research called the Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA).
COVID cases in hospitals, lockdown

REACT study: COVID cases in hospitals “higher than at the peak of the first...

New data from the REACT study finds that the number of COVID cases in hospitals is higher than it was in April 2020, but that infection rates are substantially decreasing across the country.
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UK receives ethics approval for first coronavirus human challenge study

The UK has received approval from the clinical trials ethics body for the world's first coronavirus human challenge study.
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Marmot Review 2020: “Regressive” cuts hit most deprived areas

We have the essentials of the Marmot Review 2020 for you, including recommended policy measures to tackle health inequalities.
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School children to be offered two COVID tests a week after lockdown

A leaked plan for the re-opening of schools lists a measure to provide two COVID tests a week, to school children who have returned to education.

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